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Western Bolo Ties worn by cowboys and western country singers for years

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Sterling Silver Western Bolo Tie
 
Western Bolo Ties are probably the most recognizable. Many cowboys and western country singers have worn them for years. No wardrobe is complete without a classic western bolo tie. Western wear and bolo ties were brought to the attention of a wider audience by the bolo tie associated with film characters and stars of the early period of television.
 
Such is the story of the earliest bolo (or bola) ties, which starts around 1947. These early pieces are silver isosceles, trapezoid or keystone-shaped, about one inch high. They are all unsigned, as was most Native American art in the 1940s. Some are stamped “sterling.” However, there is no documentation for any of them.
 
Printed documentation for bolo ties doesn’t start until 1953.The earliest bolo-style tie appearing in a Western wear catalog, in 1953-1954, was listed as “New ‘String-A-Long’ Western Tie; Rayon cord available in 7 colors. Leather slide with colored jewel to match braiding, metal tips.” Western Ranchman Outfitters, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Catalog number 31, page 49.
 
The history of bolo ties is an area of heated debate amid the world of men's fashion. The fact is, men around the world have adopted the look and want to call it their own, whether they're Navajo Indians of the American southwest, Argentinean cowboys or rock and roll bad boy Jon Bon Jovi. Sort through this tangled web of stories and legends surrounding bolo ties to determine who can legitimately claim its invention.
 
Bola Bill Kramer wrote "'Bola Tie: New Symbol of the West" in 1978. In his tome, he shares what he considers the authoritative version of the origins of the bolo tie. He chronicles the story of Victor E. Cedarstaff, a silversmith who lived in Arizona in the 1940s. Cedarstaff and some cohorts were chasing after wild horses when Cedarstaff's silver-bordered hatband slipped off, making his hat fly away as well. He caught up with his hat band and slipped it over his neck for safekeeping. His friends noticed his look and complimented his new tie. Cedarstaff decided to create a line of ties inspired by the incident. He braided leather, placed silver tips on the ends to keep them from fraying and then joined the strands with a turquoise stone to be used as an adjustable clasp. He applied for a patent, calling his creation the bola tie, named after the boleadoras cords worn by Argentine cowboys.
 
 

Western Bolo Ties for sale 

 
New Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy  Ruby Bolo Tie Mens Fashion US Seller

New Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy Ruby Bolo Tie Mens Fashion US Seller
   $14.99
Vintage Sterling Silver South Western Style Native Signed Bolo Tie. Signed TL

Vintage Sterling Silver South Western Style Native Signed Bolo Tie. Signed TL
   $15.50
Western Bolo Tie Arrowhead Indian Head Nickel / Silver

Western Bolo Tie Arrowhead Indian Head Nickel / Silver
   $16.95
Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone

Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone
   $16.95
Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest

Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest
   $16.00
Texas Sheriff Star Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Texas Sheriff Star Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $16.95
Vintage Sterling Silver South Western Style Native Bolo Tie

Vintage Sterling Silver South Western Style Native Bolo Tie
   $14.99
Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Black Stone

Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Black Stone
   $16.95
Western Bolo Tie Bear Claw Silver/Gold

Western Bolo Tie Bear Claw Silver/Gold
   $19.95
Original Western Cowboy Middle Tiger-eye Stone Slide Clip Bolo Tie Mens Fashion

Original Western Cowboy Middle Tiger-eye Stone Slide Clip Bolo Tie Mens Fashion
   $15.99
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver/Gold

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver/Gold
   $19.95
Bolo Tie Used Unisex Western Wear Native Turquoise Thunderbird J.Ritter

Bolo Tie Used Unisex Western Wear Native Turquoise Thunderbird J.Ritter
   $25.00
Silver Plated Black Agate Stone Octagon Celtic Western Leather Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Black Agate Stone Octagon Celtic Western Leather Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver
   $19.95
Original Western Cowboy Inlay Sand Draw Stone Bolo Tie Clip 40 Inch Leather Rope

Original Western Cowboy Inlay Sand Draw Stone Bolo Tie Clip 40 Inch Leather Rope
   $14.99
Men's Bolo Tie Copper Oval Horses with Black Leatherette - 18 inch hang

Men's Bolo Tie Copper Oval Horses with Black Leatherette - 18 inch hang
   $17.95
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Arrowhead Indian Silver 2217836

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Arrowhead Indian Silver 2217836
   $16.95
Western Bolo Tie w/ Bell Trading Post Sterling Silver, Turquoise Arrowhead Slide

Western Bolo Tie w/ Bell Trading Post Sterling Silver, Turquoise Arrowhead Slide
   $17.50
Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise
   $25.50
Vintage Swank Western Bolo Tie Initial Letter T Silver Tone with Black Cord

Vintage Swank Western Bolo Tie Initial Letter T Silver Tone with Black Cord
   $16.86
STEER/BUFFALO SKULL HEAD  BOLO TIE W/TURQUOISE CORAL INLAY  38

STEER/BUFFALO SKULL HEAD BOLO TIE W/TURQUOISE CORAL INLAY 38" ADJ BLK TIE USA
   $26.50
Turquoise Chip Bolo Tie Trail Ride Country Western Necklace Unisex Rockabilly

Turquoise Chip Bolo Tie Trail Ride Country Western Necklace Unisex Rockabilly
   $17.99
VTG MEXICAN WESTERN COWBOY SOMBRERO SHAPED SMALL STERLING SILVER MEN'S BOLO TIE

VTG MEXICAN WESTERN COWBOY SOMBRERO SHAPED SMALL STERLING SILVER MEN'S BOLO TIE
   $14.99
M&F Men's Western 36

M&F Men's Western 36" Native American Bolo Tie w/ Multi-Colored Beaded Design
   $14.20
Western Bolo Tie/Southwest Design/Black Stone/Silver

Western Bolo Tie/Southwest Design/Black Stone/Silver
   $21.95
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe with Gold Trim/Gold Texas Star

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe with Gold Trim/Gold Texas Star
   $19.95
Silver Plated Nature Blue Sodalite Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Nature Blue Sodalite Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
 

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